On Saturday, November 14, 2009, the Eastern Rugby Team fell short of their undefeated season when they lost 10-0 to the Golden Bears of Western New England College in the New England Rugby Football Union (FERFU) Division IV championship game.
While Newport, Rhode Island is often seen as the epitome of beauty, the conditions at Fort Adams State Park were anything but ideal. Heavy winds combined with a steady rain throughout the morning made for muddy and difficult conditions to handle the ball and move up the field for the Warriors. The first half ended in a 0-0 deadlock, an unusual position for Eastern's team who averaged 43 points per game previous to Saturday's match. WNEC scored twice early in the second half and it was a deficit that the team was not able to overcome.
SGA sponsored a student bus to the game and a number of Eastern fans braved the weather to salute their team on a great season. The team's spirits were high despite the disappointment of finishing short of their ultimate goal. Congratulations to the team for a fantastic run!
The sea gulls were the only ones happy with the weather...